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#1 2008-05-09 00:48:28

Paul
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Site test

In case nobody had noticed. We are testing the site. If you notice any obvious mistakes please let us now. Its not complete yet so some of the links and menu items might not be functioning.

http://fluxbb.org


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#2 2008-05-09 01:14:30

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Re: Site test

Cool, a sitebar on all the apps.

Edit: I like what Andi did here - http://wiki.splitbrain.org/wiki:dokuwiki

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#3 2008-05-09 02:03:02

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Re: Site test

With the top sitebar menu, it's easy to bounce from app to app.

Should the white space on the sides be the same, as in bring the forum in more or let the home page out?

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#4 2008-05-09 02:07:51

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Re: Site test

The forum needs coming in more.


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#5 2008-05-09 02:14:33

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Re: Site test

Trac to the sitebar?

Do you get on IRC Paul?

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#6 2008-05-09 02:21:43

Paul
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Re: Site test

I've been on there constantly for the past 10 days thanks to Neal and Connor's fascination with it.

Committed an update but I don't know if this forum is updating automatically.


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#7 2008-05-09 02:36:07

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Re: Site test

Paul wrote:

I've been on there constantly for the past 10 days thanks to Neal and Connor's fascination with it.

IRC is a great medium for working on projects. On Windows, Trillian works pretty good.

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#8 2008-05-09 03:03:59

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Re: Site test

The forum stylesheets now reflect SVN (the forum does not update automatically).
I'll look into adding this to Trac this weekend.

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#9 2008-05-09 05:09:54

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Re: Site test

I like it! Hand coded I assume?

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#10 2008-05-09 06:47:57

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Re: Site test

Very nice. Where on earth do you get the inspiration? sad

Would be nice to have a similar forum style.


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#11 2008-05-09 06:51:50

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Re: Site test

Paul wrote:

In case nobody had noticed. We are testing the site. If you notice any obvious mistakes please let us now. Its not complete yet so some of the links and menu items might not be functioning.
http://fluxbb.org

One thought about the top bar: it's height might be too big, and on the forum it's margin between it and the content seems also too big.

I like it very much (from all perspectives), except it's somewhat (50%?) overweighted smile

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#12 2008-05-09 08:39:03

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Re: Site test

In language packs page:

User contributed langauge packs

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#13 2008-05-09 10:41:48

Smartys
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Re: Site test

jmp: Fixed
Dr.Jeckyl: Yup, coded by Paul smile

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#14 2008-05-09 10:54:11

Paul
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Re: Site test

overweighted?

I just fixed some links on the download page as well. I fixed them directly on the server, not sure if thats a good idea.


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#15 2008-05-09 10:57:01

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Re: Site test

I think he means it should be 50% smaller in height.

It looks good to me.

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#16 2008-05-09 11:14:58

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Re: Site test

Regarding the forum and the sitebar, the forum is a standard install and I don't really want to customise it just for the site. The gap between the forum and the menu bar is what would normally be the gap between the forum and the top of the page. If I start customizing it then it will be more difficult to keep it updated from svn.


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#17 2008-05-09 20:06:26

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Re: Site test

It's pretty awesome. What struck me is the simplicity, yet powerful design to it.


[img]http://i28.tinypic.com/5c0sxi.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i25.tinypic.com/2yv2fyq.jpg[/img]

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#18 2008-05-09 20:48:28

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Re: Site test

Front page, little spelling mistake:

please read the notes on the download page carefully if you are thinking of installing FluxBB v1.3.

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#19 2008-05-09 20:58:30

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Re: Site test

BRF: Fixed, thanks.


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#20 2008-05-09 21:07:33

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Re: Site test

Front page Latest news section isn't parsing bbcodes smile

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#21 2008-05-09 22:24:18

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Re: Site test

And Trac is updated (it looks slightly different in IE, but I don't think it matters at this point)

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#22 2008-05-10 00:10:26

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Re: Site test

Paul wrote:

Regarding the forum and the sitebar, the forum is a standard install and I don't really want to customise it just for the site. The gap between the forum and the menu bar is what would normally be the gap between the forum and the top of the page. If I start customizing it then it will be more difficult to keep it updated from svn.

Then maybe it's something worth investigating... because there are a lot of external margins around the board, that's a lot of “wasted” screen space.

Viewing the forums on a EEEpc is a good example of this being an issue.

Maybe you could reduce those margins to 1em or something? Or maybe 1em 2em 2em 2em; for example.

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#23 2008-05-10 00:17:43

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Re: Site test

Actually this is all a matter of taste and mine happens to be for a lot of white space. The site is optomised for 960px width. I don't mind putting the board back to its original width but I won't change the site to match. Sorry.

I don't quite understand the gap between the sitebar and board point. Its only 20px.

I'm not averse to style switching though. No reason there couldn't be a small screen optomised style for the site and forum.


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#24 2008-05-10 00:32:44

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Re: Site test

Paul wrote:

Actually this is all a matter of taste and mine happens to be for a lot of white space. The site is optomised for 960px width. I don't mind putting the board back to its original width but I won't change the site to match. Sorry.

I don't quite understand the gap between the sitebar and board point. Its only 20px.

I'm not averse to style switching though. No reason there couldn't be a small screen optomised style for the site and forum.

There's 63 pixels before Flux starts, and there's 313 pixels before the real content appear.

I do like too having some space, not be to cramped, but that's a lot of space, a lot of wait, between the real show starts.

Maybe you could consider moving the margins to %? So that big screens have a decent white space to ease the eyes, and small screens don't have too much non-content areas.

Note: the current style allow for 800px screen. It's height is a little too extensive for a small screen (like the 800×400 of an EEEpc), but that's more on the screen's side than on the style's side.
So it's not a real accessibility issue, but a small usability issue in my point of view.

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#25 2008-05-10 00:59:49

Paul
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Re: Site test

Hadn't thought about make the top margin a percentage. I will take a look.


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